Tag Archives: Anger

2-10-16 “Pastor’s Blast” When it Helps to be Angry

Relationship are difficult! Even on Valentine’s day. Whether with our spouse, our children, our neighbors, our co-workers, or a variety of others, we seem to run into trouble more often than we avoid it. The problem is that problems happen in relationships! And few of us are well equipped to deal with them.
Well, in my usual “crazy California dude” way, I decided to look at relationship problems from a different perspective: Why cant the problems we face in relationships be turned into helpful things? I believe I’ve found direction, right from the mouth of Jesus, on how to use things that usually cause problems in relationships as helpful tools.
On Sunday, we’ll look at Matthew 5:21-22 (a passage right out of the Sermon on the Mount) and other Old and New Testament passages (Proverbs 29:11, James 1:19-20, and Ephesians 4:26) to find out how ANGER can be helpful for ALL your relationships. (I see that look on your face, but it works – really!)
Don’t believe me? Well, I dare you to join us this Sunday for a message that will give you a very different perspective on how God can help us to use Anger as a positive force in our relationships – all of them! I also encourage you to invite that friend or neighbor you’ve been thinking about. Continue reading

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And They’ll Know We are Christians by Our . . .

[Editors Note:  As a Presbyterian Church(USA) pastor, I am acutely aware of the toll that battles among “the faithful”, especially between pastors on opposite ends of an issue, can have not only on the individuals involved but also their churches.  … Continue reading

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Warning: This Repost is Not Nice or Tolerant!

(Editor’s Note:  WOW!  This guy really nails the Church’s mad swing toward ‘not rocking the cultural boat’.  Some would say the Church has gone from being “Salt and Light” to being Pepcid and a night light’.  I address this issue … Continue reading

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